Strawberry-Banana Peanut Butter Cookies

My poor sweet P was so sick all of February. She's finally feeling better now, but her appetite has been almost nonexistent. One thing she will ask for and eat every time? Cookies. I'm glad she wants to eat SOMETHING, but with so much sugar, I don't want her just eating cookies. 

Or Do I?

I made these special cookies just for her, and she eats them up! The best part is the ingredients are the same as if she were eating a PB&J with the added bonus of a banana. 

Ingredients (makes a dozen cookies)
1 banana, mashed
1/3 c butter, softened
1/4 c peanut butter (natural)
1 tbsp strawberry jelly (organic)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup flour (you can also use 1/2 coconut flour and 1/2 wheat flour)
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350. Combine first five ingredients. Mix well. Add last three ingredients. Mix well. Spoon out mixture on to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and use the bottom of a glass to flatten the cookies slightly. Bake for three more minutes. Allow to cool completely before removing from baking pan. Serve with a big glass of milk, and you've got one healthy snack that your little one will love!!


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